Wednesday, 16 July 2014

VIDEO GAME NEWS: Runescape Announces Legacy Mode - Jagex

Hail Mighty Readers and Followers of the Calloused Thumbs,
Our friends at Jagex have let us know about the new Legacy Mode for Runescape.  Here's what they had to say:

Jagex Games Studio, makers of the multi-award winning fantasy MMORPG, RuneScape, today announced that following a landslide vote Legacy Mode has been launched into the game. Development of Legacy Mode, an alternative to 2012’s Evolution of Combat system, started earlier this year following a Power to the Players poll where it gained 80% of the player vote.

The introduction of the new mode, which offers a more traditional look and old style of combat gameplay, was beta tested by players whose feedback has shaped the development of this feature.

“Power to the Players has been a hugely successful initiative,” said Phil Mansell, executive producer for RuneScape. “It has really empowered our players to work collaboratively with us to make RuneScape the best it can be. It has truly democratised our development process and given our players the means to decide how the game evolves. Some of those features, like Legacy Mode, are changes we didn’t originally plan but which the players have voted to say how important it is to them. This has made Legacy Mode particularly exciting for us as it shows what’s possible when the community is given the power to make large-scale decisions about their game”

Mansell continued: “The new mode allows players, particularly our veteran players, to engage in combat in a style that they are familiar with, whilst still being able to play side-by-side with those who prefer the faster pace of Evolution of Combat.”  

Power to the Players is an initiative implemented by Jagex that allows players to direct and shape future content within RuneScape. Since its launch earlier this year over 50 separate votes have been put to the players, ranging from top tier content such as the upcoming Elf City expansion, all the way down to smaller quality of life improvements.

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